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Old 04-15-2007, 12:52 PM
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Gator A half dozen 2x4 s across the frame rails or a set of loading ramps for a 4 wheeler would hold the weight safely.That sounds like a sweet deal on the cross member

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Old 04-15-2007, 12:56 PM
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Good idea! Well I gotta get back to work...not on the truck
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:58 PM
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Gator me too I have a carpet repair that I should have done last weekend to get done.Have a good day
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DD My engine mounts with the original V-8 mounts which attach to the front of the engine. I am really hoping that the location of my engine than the added length of the turbo 400 will allow me to use the single drive shaft instead of the double that was on the truck. I'll have to ge with you guys to figure out what angle the engine and tranny should be.

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general rule that i learned is tilt your engine 2 degrees down towards the rear and your rear dif 2 degrees upwards.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:02 PM
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RedFox how is your truck comming along?
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Hey Guys
Been working on getting the bed to tilt. Made up some brackets out of some 3/16 steel plate. I'm going to build a frame out of some 1x2 14 gauge rectangle steel for the bed to attach to. Need to see if I can get an actuator strong enough to lift the bed.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:01 PM
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Wow Kim very nice work.
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Lookin good Kim!!!
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Thanks guys. I'm hoping to get the frame built next week so I can see how it works.
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RedFox how is your truck comming along?
eh i took it out of the shop to make room for a customer project and that damn thing (65 cadillac) has been stealing my happyness and sleep

but other then that i am getting the firewall straightened and stripping the multi layers of paint, slowly but surely
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:08 PM
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Hey everybody. I have a '59 Apache shortbed stepside, just got back on hotrodders after a real long time and found this huge thread. Doubledick you'll probably remember be, i'm the kid you sent those sway bar pics to. Thanks for that advice, i made mounts in metals shop at school, and of course the bar does help plenty. The truck has been my driver to school and back daily until recently. At the moment we're in the middle of putting in a Muncie 4 speed, and I figured id ask anybody if they have done this in their truck(s). Im gonna have to cut the floor some for the shifter, and probably find some bucket seats out of something to put in the truck, because of where the shifter is. I hate to cut the floor any, because it is almost rust-free and its real solid, but after going almost broke buying the trans, shifter, etc., I'm not going to change my mind now. If anybody has done this before, I would really appreciate any input. Thanks in advance.
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My name is Richard Johnson and I am building my second Apache truck.I drive this truck every day and am doing everything I can to make it a pleasure to drive and still be a good work truck.I like modern drive trains and stock body and interiors.I am looking for other guys that have and drive these trucks to talk to and share Ideas and designs for custom made parts with.I have sent private messages to a few people on this board and only one person responded.At his request I sent him pictures of my custom sway bar mounts so he could make some for his truck.Without sway-bars these trucks are no fun to drive.I am curious to see what others have done and share ideas.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:23 AM
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Thanks coryc I have been working on it for 4 years now and am getting close the body and paint time.Hey chevapach59 Good to here from you again.Things have been slow on the 58 but I am going to order new window regulators,the green glass and all new seals to make the doors like new again.I am also looking at the power assisted steering from CPP.Going to do that after I finish the doors.
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Hey guys...sorry for being MIA. But work is busy right now. But...at lunch today I was reading the easy ad and saw an ad for 55-57 truck parts. I am looking for a hood so I call the guy, real nice fellow and he has a hood at a good price. So Saturday I'm gonna go get it. Well he says if I don't like that one he has several more...in fact a barn full of truck parts and 4 55-57 trucks! So if anyone needs me to be on the look out for something let me know before Saturday 4-28-07. I'll bring my camera and take pics if you want.

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Gator cool deal on finding parts.I am good for now.Thanks for thinking of us Hey Everybody if you need sway bars Brothers trucks has them on sale for $99 they are regularly $175.Dave if you haven't done the windows yet the one piece windows are on sale again too.The kit has all the seals and hardware.power is $599.Manual is $249.
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